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Traditional Majorca Regatta Focal Point of 2008 Olympic Sailing Year

The 39 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, the race will take place from 15-21 March of this year just before the 2008 Olympics. All eyes in the world of sailing in this race are at the beginning of this year's Olympic competition. For many, this event will determine the sails of its Olympic team in the coastal city of Qingdao, China, the first time the city hosted an international regatta veil.

competitors will participate in Majorca eleven classes of sailing established by Olympic standards, and the Dragon class, which is in the best ninety sailors invited. Olympic medalists from the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and world champions last year and established competitions Europe are expected to be present.

Princess Sofia Trophy is one of six Olympic-class events recognized by the Federation International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in its series of World Cup of sailing. The race was officially established in 2006 at the conference of the Federation International Sailing in Helsinki, Finland.

Each year from 1300 to 1700 sailors, including 1,000 ships, participate in 12 classes. As much as 52 countries have participated in the past and the exponential increase in recent years may indicate a greater international participation, even this year and in the future. The Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE, enjoys the highest international participation of any Olympic event in Spain. This is the last chance for Spaniards to see their sailing team perform prior to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The Olympic sailing events at Qingdao are scheduled for 6-17 September 2008.

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the island, is the central location of this event leading yacht.

The weather for the race last year proved to be difficult at times with periods of rain and shifting winds, lack of false starts. This prevented some races scheduled for certain dates. However, extreme weather characteristic of Palma Bay for racing return Final imperative.

Mallorca is part of the Balearic archipelago located off the east coast of Spain near Valencia. Since middle of last century has been a popular tourist destination for many, especially Germany and Britain. The mild climate and the island state of mind always brings many visitors to Majorca, and especially the Bay of Palma. Mallorca, and the sister islands of Menorca and Ibiza, attract thousands of visitors each year and have become synonymous with vacations in Spain.

MAPFRE, financing and insurance company leader in Spain in Madrid, for sponsoring this event the third consecutive year. The event has a website for participants to register online and obtain important information on lodging and transportation by boat. This is the first time that the registration of participants will be able to pay their fees online by credit card, a novelty the new site.

real race begins with the Olympic classes Sunday March 16 with class Dragon from Monday, March 17, 2008. The Medal Race, to be held on last day of the race, March 21, can not be excluded and should double in terms of score. The top ten sailors at that date, to participate in the Medal Race.

Event staff and organizers include Palma Llucamajor councils, the Consell de Mallorca, Port de Balears, Government of the Balearic Islands, Ultramar Express Toyota, S Club Nautic
Arenal, Club Maritimo San Antonio de la Playa, Real Club Nautico de Palma and Escuela de Vela Calanova, among others.

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